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    Advanced Teachers' Training Course

Sivananda Advanced Teachers’ Training Course

Develop the intuitive mind


The Advanced Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course to further deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Vedanta philosophy, Raja Yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit.

Our course helps you to:

  • Strengthen in your Sadhana (advanced asana and pranayama practice)
  • Learn to teach and correct advanced postures and variations
  • Reconnect to the tradition, lineage, senior teachers and the global Sivananda community
  • Become an internationally recognized 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor

Course Curriculum

Yoga in Practice

Swami Vishnudevananda and the Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC)

“If we are willing to develop our latent spiritual powers, we can build a better, greater Self and a better, greater world of peace and understanding.” – Swami Vishnudevananda

Transformative Power

The ATTC is designed as a way for you, as a Yoga teacher, to deepen your understanding of basic Yogic principles and strengthen in your Sadhana, or spiritual practice. During this month-long intensive the student experiences the purifying and transformative power of a Yoga practice. This unique and informative training course helps you dive deeper into the path of meditation, focusing on the more subtle aspects of Yoga. The course is taught by senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda and is considered to be the next step after the 300-hour Yoga Teachers’ Training Course.

Yoga Alliance Certified

Our graduates receive an internationally recognized certification through the worldwide Yoga Alliance confirming that, in combination with the hours earned in the TTC, they are 500-hour qualified yoga teachers. The Sivananda Yoga Advanced Teachers’ Training Course includes the following:

Course Topics and Details

Yoga Asanas
The teaching instruction and daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:

• Deepening the practice of the twelve basic asanas

• Training in classical advanced variations

• Detailed corrections for your students

• Postural alignment

• Deepening your understanding of Hatha Yoga


• Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma

• Practice of advanced Pranayama

• How to use the Bandhas


• The philosophical schools of India

• Analogies to approach the Supreme Reality

• Study of Vedantic meditation techniques

• Explanation of Vedantic Mantras

Raja Yoga

• Detailed study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

• The mind its mysteries and control

• In depth study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga


• Learn the Sanskrit alphabet

• Pronunciation and writing of Mantras and hymns

Anatomy & Physiology

• Study of the cells, nervous system and the endocrine glands

• Its relation to the practice of Asanas, Pranayama and meditation

Bhakti Yoga

• The nine modes of Bhakti

• The five devotional attitudes

Personal & individual instruction

yogic self-discipline

The Daily Schedule

4:30am    Wake Up

5:00am    Pranayama

6:00am    Meditation, Mantra chanting, Lecture, or Silent Walk

8:00am  Asanas

9:00am  Anatomy & Physiology

10:00am    Brunch

11:00am     Karma Yoga

12:00pm    Raja Yoga or Sanskrit

2:00pm   Main Lecture on Vedanta

4:00pm    Asanas and Pranayama

6:00pm    Dinner

7:30pm  Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture or Silent Nature Walk

Practical Information

Students enjoy special programs, festivals, concerts and symposiums that are offered during evening satsangs. There is one weekly day off.

*During the day off students are only required to attend morning and evening satsangs and to perform their Karma Yoga.

*Attendance at all activities is mandatory.

*Changes in the program may occur.

  • "Become a living example of the integration of body, mind and spirit."

    - Swami Vishnudevananda

Under the Spiritual Guidance

Our Senior Teachers

This course is conducted under the spiritual guidance of Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda and Swami Kailasananda who are Yoga Acharyas (spiritual teachers) and senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda. Additional experienced swamis and yoga teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centres complete the teaching team.

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Swami Durgananda

Yoga Acharya, senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intense practice and over 40 years of teaching experience.

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Swami Sivadasananda

Yoga Acharya and senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor.

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Swami Kailasananda

Yoga Acharya, long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She studied Sanskrit at the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been teaching in Yoga teachers’ training course around the world for many years. She is the author of the book, The Sivananda Book of Meditation.

Registration Information

Signing Up for the ATTC

Registration Details


The course in July is taught in English with simultaneous translation into French, Spanish and German.

If requiring a translation please bring your own headphones (type MP3/3.5mm jack) to use with our modern wireless translation system (rental fee 20 €).


Course rates are date specific and includes the course, accommodation, meals, uniform and manual. Here you can find a listing of all upcoming course dates.


The following course materials and items should be brought or else, where noted, purchased on location in our Yoga Shop which will be open daily.

• The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda, Three Rivers Press
• “Meditation and Mantras” by Swami Vishnudevananda

• Yoga mat
• Notebook and pen
• Neti Pot (Recommended for Pranayama practice)
• Meditation cushion, meditation shawl (recommended)
• 20 € translation system fee (if required)
• 10 € for the room key deposit

Also bring:

• TTC uniform (2 yoga pants, 2 t-shirts)
• Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Manual
• Comfortable as well as warm clothing (covering shoulders and knees)
• Torch (flashlight)
• Sandals or slippers for indoors
• Walking shoes
• Rain Gear
• Towel
• Toiletries
• If using a translation system please bring your own headphones (type MP3/3.5mm jack)
• For tent space only: bring your own tent, bedding, and towels


Successful completion of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course is a prerequisite for all participants. This course is intensive and sound physical and mental health is required.


The course, together with the 300hr TTC, is officially certified by the Yoga Alliance (based in the United States) to form a 500 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS). In acknowledgment, graduates receive the title “Yoga Acharya” from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.


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